Can Someone in Mortal Sin Receive Communion?

The question seems absurd as any child preparing for First Communion knows the answer: “No! To receive Holy Communion one must be in the state of grace.” The Sin of Adulterous Concubinage The same 7-year old knows that a serious … Continue reading

Is Hell Really A Deterrent To Crime?

A recent study by psychology Professor Azim F. Shariff from the University of Oregon, supports in part what the Catholic Church has been teaching for the last 2,000 years about justice and Hell. Professor Shariff made a comprehensive analysis of … Continue reading

Lessons To Be Learned

Left to Tell is the personal story of Immaculée Ilibagiza and her harrowing survival of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. While many other books have dealt with the subject, this volume stands out, because in addition to the riveting account … Continue reading

Confession, the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

To better understand the great spiritual treasure contained in the Sacrament of Penance or Confession, let us turn the clock back two thousand years to Palestine, to a scene in the public life of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The majesty … Continue reading